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I have a doubt on how to use 'if' statement in the past tense without making it conditional.
I'll give a couple of examples to make this clear:
In past conditional, we get this: If he had been compared to Mozart, that would have done him a world of good.
If he had altered the plan, they would have lost.
Now I want to retain past tense in both sentences but eliminate conditional. Is that possible?
I'm not sure if I understand what you mean. Take a look at these sentences and see if that's what you mean.
-Being compared to Mozart would have done him.... . (past tense without any conditions)
-A comparison between him and Mozart would have done him ....
-Even a slight alteration made by him to the plan could have resulted in failure.